Examining the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Caregivers of Children with Complex and Chronic Conditions

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Molly Greer
Chelsea Pierce


In March of 2020 the president of the United States declared a national emergency as COVID-19 transmitted  across the globe. Over 18 months later , the pandemic continues to pose challenges as residents of the world adapt to the ever-changing shuffle of precautions, regulations, and restrictions. During this unprecedented time we have globally learned to expect the unexpected; which has become the norm. Caregivers of Children with Complex and Chronic Conditions wear multiple hats when taking care of their children. They may serve as a nurse, therapist, educational advocate, chauffeur, or personal assistant. Due to the ever changing routines and mandates as a result of the pandemic, parents have become worn down leading to  mental health concerns and caregiver burnout. During the pandemic caused by COVID-19, caregivers of children with unique needs are faced with a new set of challenges




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Greer, M., & Pierce, C. (2021). Examining the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Caregivers of Children with Complex and Chronic Conditions. Research, Advocacy, and Practice for Complex and Chronic Conditions, 40(1). https://doi.org/10.14434/rapcc.v40i1.33294


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